Lemon Millet Rice

Cooking time- 20-30 minutes
Serves- 1-2 people


1/2 cup or 150 gms of washed fox tail millet
Oil- 2-3 teaspoons
Water- 4 cups
Peanuts- 50 gms
One teaspoon each of mustard seeds, jeera, urad dhal, and channa dhal
½ a teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 small green and red chillis.
One sprig of curry leaves
Juice of one medium-sized lemon
Salt to taste


Soak the washed fox tail millet for about 30 minutes. Once done, in an open pan cook the millets in
about 2-3 cups of water until it is soft. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can
also pressure cook the millet provided you are familiar with the method of cooking. The millet must
not be overcooked. Once this cools, keep it aside. In another pan add oil and sputter the dhals first,
add mustard, jeera, and the slit chillis. Now add the curry leaves and saute till they are crisp. Add the
turmeric powder and salt. Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice. You may add the cooked
millets to this pan and give this a good stir. Your lemon millet rice is ready.


1) Add lemon juice only after you switch off the flame.
2) You may use ghee instead of oil.
3) You can grate carrots, and greens also to the mixture for a healthier version.



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